Ancient Egypt: Reconstructing the Past

Ancient Egypt: Reconstructing the Past


By (author) Pamela Bradley


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  • Format: Paperback | 717 pages
  • Dimensions: 182mm x 260mm x 36mm | 1,642g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521776562
  • ISBN 13: 9780521776561
  • Sales rank: 491,180

Product description

For senior secondary students studying Ancient History. Particularly suitable for the new NSW HSC Ancient History syllabus, with extensive coverage of the personalities listed for the new Core Study. Text divided into four parts which cover the political, social, economic and religious developments and changes that occurred from the early Dynastic Period to the death of Ramessess II. Special focus on: The achievement of particular pharaohs, including: Hatshepsut, Akkhenaten, Ramessess II; The impact of other significant individuals and groups; social life, funerary beliefs and practices during the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms. Provides a vast range of primary and secondary source material, without loosing sight of the historical narrative.

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Table of contents

Part 1: Introduction 1. The physical environment of Ancient Egypt 2. Sources for Egyptian history 3. The formative years of Egyptian greatness Part 2: The Old Kingdom - The Pyramid Age 4. The experimental phase of pyramid building 5. Religious and political changes 6. The life of the king and his people 7. Preparing for eternity Part 3: The Middle Kingdom 8. The achievements of the 11th and 12th dynasties Part 4: The New Kingdom 9. A vigorous new beginning 10. The Female Horus - Hatshepsut 11. Valiant like Montu - Thutmose III 12. The Dazzling Sun disk - Amenhotep III 13. Akhenaten and the Amarna interlude 14. A change of dynasty - Seti I and Ramessess II 15. Egyptian expansion and its effects on New Kingdom society 16. Everyday life in New Kingdom Egypt 17. New Kingdom funerary beliefs and burial practices